The HOYER Group has taken delivery of more than 500 new trucks throughout Europe, for which it has invested around €42.7m (£36m) to transport mineral oil, chemical products and gases.
The trucks have innovative technologies that more than fulfil the legal requirements relating to safety, and offer added value with regard to economic efficiency and environmental protection.
The company ordered the majority of the trucks to supply mineral oil in Great Britain. The trucks are from the truck manufacturers MAN, Scania and, for the first time, from DAF.
The logistics specialist is commissioning the latest generation of trucks from Volvo for supplies to service stations in Germany. New Volvo models are also being brought into use for long-distance traffic. They are stationed at HOYER locations in Germany and Poland, and travel throughout Europe to transport chemical products.
The first units have already been delivered, and the entire fleet will be gradually replaced by the end of 2020. All vehicles are equipped with the modern safety technologies, including forward-facing cameras that record the driver’s 140-degree view through the windscreen. They are activated if there are abrupt vehicle movements, and record short sequences of the hazardous situation.
These recordings help when investigating accidents and near-misses, and are used to develop preventive safety precautions and driver training courses.
Rudolf Schumacher, fleet manager of the HOYER Group in Dormagen, Germany, said: “The safety of our drivers and of other road users has top priority. We transport highly sensitive goods every day, and consider it our duty to reduce risks and dangers to the absolute minimum.
“Thanks to our fleet’s innovative safety equipment, we more than satisfy the legal requirements and set standards in the sector. Moreover, we emphasise the continuous instruction and further education of our personnel. We regularly and intensively train our drivers on the topic of safety in the framework of classroom training sessions and online training courses.”
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